Helena Ullgren

Helena Ullgren

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: J6:20 BioClinicum, Akademiska stråket 1, 17164 Solna
Postal address: K7 Onkologi-Patologi, K7 Forskning Ekman, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a specialist nurse in oncology and palliative care. My current position
    is head of development and research, this involves leading strategic work in
    parallel with clinical research. In addition, I am working clinically as a
    contact nurse in an outpatient clinic with Head &
  • neck, lung and skin cancer,
    as well as at the cancer emergency department and the inpatient ward.
    Specialist nurse oncology 1995
    Bachelor degree 2011
    Specialist nurse palliative care and masters degree 2015
    PhD 2021


  • I finished my PhD in November 2021, and the thesis is about how patients with
    cancer and complex care trajectories are utilizing health care, especially
    those with both acute and palliative cancer care. One way of measuring
    integration and quality of care at end-of-life is different aspects of health
    care utilization, especially visits at the emergency department, care at
    intensive care units and cancer treatments near end-of life. My research area
    is about quality of care, patient safety and after my PhD, I am involved in
    several projects regarding systematic symptom assessments and how to increase
    precision in the assessment of symptoms, patients’ needs and prognosis.


  • I teach at the specialist education, contact nurse program, as well as
    clinical, bed-side teaching.


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